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Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. They soon discover that this task will be harder than they thought, as they don't know which members of the team have already been assimilated and their paranoia threatens to tear them apart.

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Directed by

John Carpenter

Written by

Bill Lancaster (Screenplay)
John W. Campbell Jr. (Story)

Runtime

109 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Man is The Warmest Place to Hide.

Cast

Keywords

ice remake snow storm based on novel or book cult film alien alien life-form paranoia spacecraft antarctica alien parasites body horror space marine mutation alien infection sled dogs research station shape shifting alien alien monster isolated place

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#163 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#296 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#289 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#286 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss